May 6, 1990 |
When former United Nations ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young campaigns for governor in the white neighborhoods of rural Georgia, he doesn't extend his hand first for a handshake. He doesn't slap white people on the shoulder or kiss their babies. "There's good reason. When I was growing up you could get killed for that, literally," said the black, 58-year-old former Atlanta mayor. His voice showed not anger, but an eagerness to make the issue clear. "Maybe you don't ever outgrow some of those cautions.
February 7, 2000 |
Georgia's athletic trio of Deana Nolan and the Miller twins supplied the points, but coach Andy Landers wanted to talk defense after his team's home victory. "The first 20 minutes of the game, our defense was spectacular," Landers said after No. 3 Georgia beat No. 20 Mississippi State yesterday, 83-67. "We executed what we wanted to execute on defense almost without exception in the first half. " Mississippi State Coach Sharon Fanning readily agreed. "They limited our number of chances from the field," she said.
May 5, 1995 |
MARIETTA, Ga. - Bill Porter, a 35-year-old PGA tour rookie, made a birdie and a par after a 2-hour, 40-minute rain delay to complete a 7-under-par 65 yesterday for a share of the lead in the unfinished first round of the BellSouth Classic. Jim Gallagher Jr., who won his fourth PGA tour title two weeks ago at Greensboro and stayed home with the flu last week, also shot 65. A thunderstorm halted play at 1:08 p.m., before five groups on each side had begun play. There were 10 threesomes still on the course when play was suspended for the day because of darkness.
August 3, 2008 |
I've driven Interstate 95 so often that I can almost recite by heart the South of the Border billboards from Virginia to Dillon, S.C. Sometimes I just want to make time, hurtling nonstop in my leather-padded cocoon. But other times, instead of driving the road, I travel it in search of unfranchised experiences, foraging beyond the off-ramps to see what's there. That's how I learned that Georgia not only has the lowest gas prices but also some of the best wayside food on the I-95 trip.
December 31, 1988 |
La Salle knew it needed a win in the championship game of the Cotton States Classic even to be considered for entry into college basketball's elite top 20. But the Explorers were swamped last night under an avalanche of dubious personal and technical fouls and fell to Georgia, 95-85, before a partisan Bulldog crowd of 7,145 at the Omni. "Georgia beat us fair and square, but obviously I was displeased (about the officiating)," said La Salle coach Speedy Morris, who was assessed two technicals.
March 26, 1995 |
It will be an all-Southeastern Conference national semifinal at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Minneapolis on Saturday. Top-seeded Tennessee (33-2), which owns three NCAA crowns, won the Mideast Regional title at home in Knoxville last night, defeating second-seeded Texas Tech, 80-59. Georgia (28-4), the No. 3 seed in the Midwest, came from behind to defeat top-seeded Colorado, 82-79, in Des Moines. Earlier in the day, top-ranked Connecticut (33-0) had to come from behind to defeat Virginia, 67-63.
November 11, 2014 |
TODD GURLEY was back with the first-team offense as Georgia held its first practice for Saturday's game against Auburn. Gurley is returning from a four-game NCAA suspension for taking $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over 2 years. Any uncertainty about Gurley's status on No. 16 Georgia's deep list of tailbacks ended when the junior was the starter on the updated depth chart released yesterday for the game against No. 9 Auburn. The depth chart can change during the practice week schedule, but Gurley appears set as the starter.
November 25, 2000 |
Georgia's defense was the winning edge in upsetting No. 13 Utah. "Our defense was good in this game and in the first game," Bulldogs coach Jim Harrick said after his teamd reached the final of the Puerto Rico Shootout in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, with a 65-60 win over the Utes. "Sure they're a bigger team, but we outrebounded them because we're quicker jumpers. In the last 12 minutes, we locked them up. " D.A. Layne scored 21 points and Georgia overcame a nine-point deficit.
January 30, 2009 |
Angel Robinson scored 17 points to help Georgia beat No. 5 Auburn, 67-58, last night in Athens, Ga., handing the Tigers (20-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) their first loss of the season. Christy Marshall had 15 points as Georgia (14-7, 4-2) won its third straight. Tennessee 60, Mississippi 59 - Angie Bjorklund hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to give the No. 13 Vols (16-4, 5-2 SEC) a narrow victory over the Rebels (13-8, 2-4) in Knoxville. The victory was Tennessee coach Pat Summitt's 999th.
September 7, 1995 |
The schedule might say otherwise, but the eighth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers make their real 1995 season debut Saturday when they host Georgia before the standard 95,000 screaming, orange-clad fans in Neyland Stadium (ESPN, 6:45 p.m.). Oh, the Vols did play their first game last week and turned East Carolina, 27-7. But although the Pirates were a credible opponent, Tennessee coach Phillip Fullmer admitted that his team's high-octane offense never really attempted to rev it up. Georgia scouts were, after all, sitting in the press box, taking notes.